Burgdorf Family History

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Burgdorf Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of various places so named in northern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Bergdorf, Oberdorf, Burford, Mundorf, Bareford, Endorf, Burger

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Burgdorf Family Origin

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Burgdorf Family Occupations

What did your Burgdorf ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Burgdorf occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Burgdorf's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Burgdorf family was Laborer. Farmer, Teacher and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burgdorf.

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  • Farmer

  • Teacher

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Burgdorf ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Burgdorf Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Burgdorf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burgdorf census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 933 immigration records available for the last name Burgdorf. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Burgdorf. For the veterans among your Burgdorf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burgdorf Life Expectancy

What is the average Burgdorf lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Burgdorf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Burgdorf in 1955 was 39, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burgdorf

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burgdorf ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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